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August 23, 2004 10:49:24 PM

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Recently I noticed that whenever I get a document in my email, or a file
that I'm downloading, and I want to save it to a specific area, the name of
the file suddenly changes to a name that is already in the directory. My
"save as name" is not what I started out with. If I leave the area that the
MS defaults to alone, it keeps the same name though. This only happens if I
pick a different area to save in. What is going on????? I never had that
problem before.

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Anonymous
August 24, 2004 6:26:28 PM

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If you click on a file name (rather than a folder name) in a folder
when doing SaveAs, that name will appear as the SaveAs file name.
That is normal

John Allen

On Mon, 23 Aug 2004 18:49:24 -0700, "PeterM" <rpm@NOSPAM.dcn.org>
wrote:

>Recently I noticed that whenever I get a document in my email, or a file
>that I'm downloading, and I want to save it to a specific area, the name of
>the file suddenly changes to a name that is already in the directory. My
>"save as name" is not what I started out with. If I leave the area that the
>MS defaults to alone, it keeps the same name though. This only happens if I
>pick a different area to save in. What is going on????? I never had that
>problem before.
August 24, 2004 6:26:29 PM

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Thanks for the answer, but I'm not clicking on anything in that directory.
Here is my procedure. I get an email, and I like to safe the attachment. For
some reason, MS decides where to put this file, some obscure directory, not
even the last one I saved in. Then I click on my documents, then my work
directory, then the department directory. Then I click on open, because
there is no "save" or "OK " button, and then the name changes to a file in
the that directory. I am not highlighting any file or anything. This happens
with download as well, not just email attachments. Remember, as long as I go
and say OK to the directory MS picks, all is well, it all starts when I
redirect. I've done that for years and had no problems. I do NAV checking,
Spybot checking and Adaware checking once a week. Well the NAV is on all the
time, and I check all my email in text........Peter

"John A" <not@available.com> wrote in message
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> If you click on a file name (rather than a folder name) in a folder
> when doing SaveAs, that name will appear as the SaveAs file name.
> That is normal
>
> John Allen
>
> On Mon, 23 Aug 2004 18:49:24 -0700, "PeterM" <rpm@NOSPAM.dcn.org>
> wrote:
>
> >Recently I noticed that whenever I get a document in my email, or a file
> >that I'm downloading, and I want to save it to a specific area, the name
of
> >the file suddenly changes to a name that is already in the directory. My
> >"save as name" is not what I started out with. If I leave the area that
the
> >MS defaults to alone, it keeps the same name though. This only happens if
I
> >pick a different area to save in. What is going on????? I never had that
> >problem before.
>
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Anonymous
August 24, 2004 6:26:30 PM

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>-----Original Message-----
>Thanks for the answer, but I'm not clicking on anything
in that directory.
>Here is my procedure. I get an email, and I like to safe
the attachment. For
>some reason, MS decides where to put this file, some
obscure directory, not
>even the last one I saved in. Then I click on my
documents, then my work
>directory, then the department directory. Then I click on
open, because
>there is no "save" or "OK " button, and then the name
changes to a file in
>the that directory. I am not highlighting any file or
anything. This happens
>with download as well, not just email attachments.
Remember, as long as I go
>and say OK to the directory MS picks, all is well, it all
starts when I
>redirect. I've done that for years and had no problems. I
do NAV checking,
>Spybot checking and Adaware checking once a week. Well
the NAV is on all the
>time, and I check all my email in text........Peter
>

You're still not making any sense. First the "obscure
directory" you refer to is the folder where the attachment
is on you disk. When you download the message from the
server, it's stored on disk. You didn't think it was
hovering in the ether above your head did you?
OK--the attached file that you want to save has a name,
right? Let's say it's Attachment.doc. You right-click on
the attachment in the message (or in Outlook Express,
choose "save attachement") and you're given the initial
option to save the message in the temp folder mentioned
above. You change this by navigating (in the "save as"
window) to the folder of your choice. You verify that the
filename hasn't changed, or you change it to something of
your preference. Then you click on "Save."
That's how it works.
August 25, 2004 11:21:25 AM

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Hello Wislu, I can't answer yet, I'm sick. More later. I have a better
explanation later.........Peter

"Wislu Plethora" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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>
> >-----Original Message-----
> >Thanks for the answer, but I'm not clicking on anything
> in that directory.
> >Here is my procedure. I get an email, and I like to safe
> the attachment. For
> >some reason, MS decides where to put this file, some
> obscure directory, not
> >even the last one I saved in. Then I click on my
> documents, then my work
> >directory, then the department directory. Then I click on
> open, because
> >there is no "save" or "OK " button, and then the name
> changes to a file in
> >the that directory. I am not highlighting any file or
> anything. This happens
> >with download as well, not just email attachments.
> Remember, as long as I go
> >and say OK to the directory MS picks, all is well, it all
> starts when I
> >redirect. I've done that for years and had no problems. I
> do NAV checking,
> >Spybot checking and Adaware checking once a week. Well
> the NAV is on all the
> >time, and I check all my email in text........Peter
> >
>
> You're still not making any sense. First the "obscure
> directory" you refer to is the folder where the attachment
> is on you disk. When you download the message from the
> server, it's stored on disk. You didn't think it was
> hovering in the ether above your head did you?
> OK--the attached file that you want to save has a name,
> right? Let's say it's Attachment.doc. You right-click on
> the attachment in the message (or in Outlook Express,
> choose "save attachement") and you're given the initial
> option to save the message in the temp folder mentioned
> above. You change this by navigating (in the "save as"
> window) to the folder of your choice. You verify that the
> filename hasn't changed, or you change it to something of
> your preference. Then you click on "Save."
> That's how it works.
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